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Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

 

By Tom Torbjornsen 

Greetings all! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Auto Group here. In January, CarMD came out with a list of the top maintenance mistakes people make that does the most damage to their vehicles. Let’s take a look at these mistakes and how to avoid them.

Car Warranty Wisdom

Car Warranty Wisdom

Greetings all! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Auto Group here to help you better understand vehicle warranties. You know, oftentimes when in an automotive service department I hear people state when given a repair estimate, “Isn’t it covered under the warranty?” Then the service advisor has to educate them on what’s covered and what’s not and for how long. This info is something you should know before taking a vehicle off a car lot or signing the paperwork to buy an extended warranty.

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today at the 2013 Buffalo Auto Show, three local nonprofit organizations - Buffalo Museum of Science, Cantalician Center for Learning, and The Family Help Center - joined a list of more than 68 groups that have received new Ford passenger vans, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program.

Prepare Yourself When Selecting a Collision Repair Shop

Prepare Yourself When Selecting a Collision Repair Shop

By Tom Torbjornsen

Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Automotive Group here with my weekly article. Thanks to the recent blast from Old Man Winter, I have seen many disabled vehicles on the roadsides following a collision. Then I thought to myself, most folks have no idea what to look for when selecting a collision repair shop when they need one. Add to this challenge the fact that, when people are in the market for a collision shop, they are frequently under great stress and trauma. So here are some suggestions for you to be prepared should you find yourself involved in an accident and needing a collision repair shop.

Timely Winter Car Care Tips

Timely Winter Car Care Tips

By Tom Torbjornsen

Greetings Western New York! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Automotive here with some timely car care tips for winter.

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're driving down the highway and suddenly a huge mass of dirty snow mixed with saltwater splashes onto your windshield from a passing truck. In a panic, you start the wipers and shoot the wiper fluid, only to find that you have run out of fluid and the wiper blades are merely pushing the slush across the window! A very dangerous predicament, indeed ... and totally avoidable. 

Vehicle Safety Devices/Systems Grow by Leaps and Bounds

Vehicle Safety Devices/Systems Grow by Leaps and Bounds

By Tom Torbjornsen

Tom Torbjornsen, Western New York’s automotive expert from Towne Automotive Group here, hoping you are having a great holiday season! And now for my weekly automotive tip.

As I watch the auto industry develop and evolve, I see the area of safety devices growing exponentially. A new class of devices called “Driver Assists” is a growing trend in terms of what consumers want in their next auto. As a matter of fact, six out of 10 consumers want driver assists in their next auto. What are these devices/systems? Let’s take a look at some of the systems available.

What is a Certified Pre-owned Vehicle?

What is a Certified Pre-owned Vehicle?

By Tom Torbjornsen